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Beetle: Volkswagen's iconic car comes to the end of the road

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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45516677

 

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The German company said output would end at its plant in Mexico next July after production of celebration models.

 

The Beetle has its roots in Nazi Germany with the creation of a "people's car", but went on to star in a series of successful Disney films as a vehicle called Herbie.

 

But sales, particularly in the key US market, have fallen in recent years.

Consumers in the US have increasingly turned to larger cars such as crossovers and sports utility vehicles.

 

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The (new) Beetle was small, but it really wasn't.   At least not compared to to it's air cooled ancestor.  If they produced a simple 2 door car the size of the Mini or Fiat 500, I think it would do pretty well in sales.  Heck, make it electric too. 

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24 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

The (new) Beetle was small, but it really wasn't.   At least not compared to to it's air cooled ancestor.  If they produced a simple 2 door car the size of the Mini or Fiat 500, I think it would do pretty well in sales.  Heck, make it electric too. 

You don’t own the libs with that kind of car.

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